moto-mule a cargo trailer to pull behind your dual sport motorcycle

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by MrBracket, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Wow! You get the award for the first catastrophic failure!!

    How much weight did you have in it? Under what circumstances did it break?

    Will you please email me a few close up pics of the break? Or better yet, take it apart and ship it to me and I'll fix it for you. I'd like to learn from it so that future trailers will be better.

    Mike
    mtsfabman@yahoo.com
  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I recently finished another 18 day, 1730 mile adventure with mine... then a couple more rallies... still loving it and sending a LOT of potiential buyers your way...

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  3. greatnortoni

    greatnortoni Been here awhile

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    More pics of that red Jeep in the background please! :clap
  4. Apple Jam

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    NICE !!

    MrBracket gave me new bearings for mine, due my abuse and neglect,
    I insisted I pay for them, then he just sent them n/c.

    YMMV, but.....What a guy !! :bow

    VERY deserving of more business :norton
  5. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    It sounds like your wheel has become "un-true" or it has at least shifted to one side. If you tighten the spokes on the side with too much gap, you can pull the tire away from the swingarm on the opposite side. Be sure to only adjust them a little at a time, and work your away around the whole rim. If the spokes get too tight, you can loosen the ones on the side that is too close to the swingarm. After you get it moved over, true the wheel.
  6. Cromoth

    Cromoth slightly Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic

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    Nice fender & Rotopax mount! Wish you could put some eyeballs on the Rotopax caps; nobody could follow you with a straight face :rofl
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    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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  9. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Ha Ha, yep still alive and kickin!

    I do not know the exact springrate of the shock spring. It's an aftermarket shock for the little 50cc pitbikes. I designed the swingarm around the shock, rather than sourcing a shock for a design I already completed.
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    Cromoth slightly Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic

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  11. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    What's the Weight and Balance for the Moto-Mule?

    WEIGHTS:
    Empty Weight:

    Max Payload:

    Gross Weight:

    BALANCE:
    Max Tongue Weight (at Gross) or Percentage of Gross at less weight:

    Max Wheel Weight (at Gross) or Percentage of Gross at less weight:
  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :clap
  13. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    LOL:lol3
  14. smash81

    smash81 Been here awhile

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    *knock *knock

    Anybody still here?

    Was showing your trailer and hitch design to some buddies, specifically for the bikes sans hollow axles. Pretty much everyone responded with, "heck no would I ever put that much stress on my chain tensioners!" I hadn't considered it would be a problem, but the responses were about across the board.

    Thoughts?
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    Dell_dude Been here awhile

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    What is the lead time on one of these right now?

    Also, do you have a method for attaching to an F800?

    I have a DRZ and know how that one will work, but I'd love to be able to use this on both bikes.
  16. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    The chain tensioners aren't take any weight or stress.Once the axle is torqued down,all the stress is transferred to the swing arm,and that's minimal with the light weight.I would think no more stress than a passenger would cause.
  17. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    this thread was hard to find! have there been any issues with these trailers or are they truly the greatest thing since sliced bread?
  18. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Greatest thing since sliced bread??? I doubt it... But, definitely a very useful tool.

    There are over 50 of them out in the world now, I've had two fail, both I fixed and are back on the trail.

    The first one had one of the box supports bend when it got hung up on a log crossing. It didn't prevent the owner (fisherman here on ADVrider) from finishing his trip, he had me fix it when he got home.

    The second failure was catastrophic. I don't know what happened in this case, it appears the owner was carrying much more than the 60 pounds of cargo the trailer is rated for... It bent the upright pivot tube on the trailer back 25 degrees or so and then snapped it off where it welds to the main frame. I had to replace the whole front end of the main frame on that one.
  19. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    do you have a picture of the attachment on the 2012 wee strom? also, is there any additional wear or problems with the wheel bearings caused by this pulling method? and last, what are the deminsions of the cargo plate area? whis would determine what size box I would need.
  20. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    your website does not give answers to my questions. Are you still making these?